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West Des Moines Crime Rate Report (Iowa)

West Des Moines crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in West Des Moines for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for West Des Moines in 2016 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 42.83% and the city property crime rate in West Des Moines was lower than the national property crime rate average by 5.93%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in West Des Moines was lower than the violent crime rate in Iowa by 21.88% and the city property crime rate in West Des Moines was higher than the property crime rate in Iowa by 10.51%.

Property and Violent Crime
West Des Moines Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
West Des Moines Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

West Des Moines Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault105
Arson7
Burglary147
Larceny and Theft1,296
Motor Vehicle Theft70
Murder and Manslaughter1
Rape24
Robbery19
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,576
Property Crime1,513
Violent Crime149
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault99
Arson3
Burglary141
Larceny and Theft1,282
Motor Vehicle Theft74
Murder and Manslaughter1
Rape22
Robbery14
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,558
Property Crime1,495
Violent Crime136

Property and Violent Crime Totals

West Des Moines Property Crime

West Des Moines Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

West Des Moines Crime 2016

West Des Moines Crime 2018

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

West Des Moines Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

West Des Moines Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this West Des Moines, Iowa crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the West Des Moines crime report data for 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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